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July 2017

Sensations and Symptoms Conference Panel

Wed 5 July @ 9:00 am - Fri 7 July @ 5:00 pm
University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences, Av. Prof. Aníbal Bettencourt 9
Lisbon, 1600-189 Portugal
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5-7 July 2017, Portugal Life of Breath PhD student Fredrik Nyman and Durham anthropologist Christina Dobson are coordinating a panel at the EASA Medical Anthropology Biannual Conference Network Meeting: Bodies in Transition — Power, Knowledge and Medical Anthropology The panel, ... Read more...

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On Breath Conference

Thu 6 July @ 10:00 am - Sun 9 July @ 5:00 pm
Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 8 De Uithof
Utrecht, 3584 Netherlands
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6-9 Jul 2017, Utrecht Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2016 Arthur Rose (Durham University) and Stefanie Heine (University of Toronto), are organising ‘On Breath’ on behalf of the American Comparative Literature Association. Questions they hope to address include, but are not restricted ... Read more...

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‘To breathe ourselves into some other lungs’

Tue 18 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Oxford Retreat, 1-2 Hythe Bridge Street
Oxford, OX1 2EW United Kingdom
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18 July 2017, Oxford Join Breathe Oxford and Life of Breath in the upstairs room of the Oxford Retreat Pub for a poetry reading, focused on the relationship between poetry and breathing. Poet Gregory Leadbetter and scientist and poet Sarah ... Read more...

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August 2017
£10.00 - £12.00

A World of Sighs

Sun 13 August @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

13 August 2017, Edinburgh FROM POETRY TO PRAYER Seen historically as a way of maintaining a healthy body and mind through the expelling of melancholy, sighing is now fertile ground for psychologists to assess a person’s emotional state. For a ... Read more...

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An Encyclopaedia of Breath

Sat 19 August @ 10:00 am - Sun 20 August @ 5:30 pm
Greenhouse 3, George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4JY United Kingdom
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19-20 August 2017, Edinburgh Feeling ‘peched oot’ from rushing around the Festival? Pause for a lungful and help Sarah McLusky and Mary Robson create an illuminated encyclopaedia exploring the language and history of breath and air. Contribute your words, definitions, ... Read more...

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£10.00 - £12.00

The Sound of Breath

Thu 24 August @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Charlotte Square Gardens, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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24 August 2017, Edinburgh THE BREATH IN SONG AND POETRY How do poets and composers think about breath? The pause in a line or the length of the note impacts greatly on how an audience hears, connects with and interprets ... Read more...

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£6.00 - £8.00

The History of All We Breathe

Fri 25 August @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Charlotte Square Gardens, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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25 August 2017, Edinburgh DECODING THE SECRETS OF THE AIR Science writer Sam Kean traces the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere in Caesar’s Last Breath. This fascinating investigation shows how what we breathe has shaped human progress, been the ... Read more...

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£10.00 - £12.00

The Last Breath

Fri 25 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlotte Square Gardens, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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25 August 2017, Edinburgh VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: A GOOD DEATH Over 50% of people say they want to die at home, yet most of us will still die in hospital. What is our relationship with death as it becomes ... Read more...

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July 2018

The Life of Breath: History, Texts, Contexts

Tue 10 July 2018 @ 9:00 am - Thu 12 July 2018 @ 5:00 pm
St John’s College, 3 South Bailey
Durham, DH1 3RJ United Kingdom
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10-12 July 2018, Durham Breathing is a basic physiological process, yet also has deep cultural, spiritual and personal meaning. However, although breath and breathing are such resonant and urgent subjects, they have never been the subject of systematic cultural or ... Read more...

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